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Water pressure? I read somewhere that low pressure of the incoming water will make it so that the items on the top drawer will not be as clean. I don't see how this can be the case, as I thought that the way the washer worked was that the washer filled (at whatever speed) and then the machine itself pumped the water through the system at the appropriate pressure. Please clarify.

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Mom...not true. The water fills the machine which then uses its own pump to spray the dishes with the water/detergent. If your dishes are not getting clean, use the recommended amount of detergent. Hard water will require a spot treatment like JetDri or a product formulated for it. Oh, and if the water temp is less than about 125 (if you can keep your hand in it from the tap...it isn't hot enough) you should use the water heater. Oh, and make sure the spray arm holes are clear!

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